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Paula Abdul Gets ‘Straight Up’ About Breast Cancer Exams

October 21, 2014
Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast Cancer Awareness

Straight up, now tell me when was the last time you had a breast cancer exam?

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Avon Foundation for Women has partnered with Paula Abdul to launch this fun dance video and kicky tune with an important message… #CheckYourself

Paula Abdul wants you to know that if you’re over 50, you should be getting a mammogram once a year. So she created a dance song that sounds like her biggest hit, “Straight Up.” to remind everyone about this important health message.

“This campaign is very personal for me,” said Paula Abdul an Avon Global Ambassador. “My sister Wendy was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2000. As a breast cancer survivor and champion for the cause, she inspires me every day. My hope is that this new video will inspire women and men to take charge of their own breast health through screening, detection, and treatment.”

The new PSA/music video “aims to cut through the confusion related to screening strategies and encourages women to take control of their own breast health with three simple steps.”

Know Your Risks
Know Your Body
Talk To Your Doctor

Avon Foundation for Women wants to remind us all that “the key to prevention is knowing how to protect yourself, and early detection remains incredibly important. Women should be aware of their family’s health history, perform routine self-exams and visit a doctor annually.”

LISTEN NOW: Mr. Divabetic Show on Breast Cancer

To learn more about #CheckYourself, click here.

Angelina Jolie’s Big Impact on Breast Cancer Surgery for Women

October 3, 2013
Divabetic Goes PINK

Divabetic Goes PINK

Earlier this year Angelina Jolie revealed that she’d undergone a preventive double mastectomy after genetic testing showed she was at a high risk for developing breast and ovarian cancer.

Since her disclosure, there has been a marked increase in genetic testing at treatment centers across the country, according to the National Society of Genetic Counselors.

“I really think of it as the Angelina gift, it is really kicking up the whole conversation,” said Dr. Marisa Weiss, director of breast health outreach at Lankenau Medical Center in Wynnewood, Pa., and president and founder of Breastcancer.org.

One in 800 to one in 1,400 women are carriers of this mutation and the BRCA 1 and BRCA2 gene mutations account for between five and 10 percent of all breast cancer cases, according to the National Cancer Institute.

Join Divabetic’s salute to Breast Cancer Survivors living with Diabetes on Tuesday, October 8, 2013, 6 PM, EST when Divabetic goes PINK! On October’s  Diabetes Roundtable Inspired by Donna Summer podcast the happy healthcare host, Mr. Divabetic  will be talking to friendly healthcare professionals and fabulous breast cancer survivors living with diabetes about this topic throughout the podcast. Special guests include: Music Journalist Christian John Wikane, Patricia Addie Gentle RN, CDE, Neva White DNP, CRNP, CDE, Kathy Gold RN, CDE,  Poet Lorraine Brooks, Mama Rose Marie, CURE Thrift Shop owner Liz Wolff, and  Jana, who is a breast cancer survivor living with diabetes. PODCAST LINK: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/divatalkradio1/2013/10/08/diabetes-roundtable-inspired-by-donna-summer

LISTEN NOW:  Mr. Divabetic Show podcast featuring Chef Robert Lewis aka ‘The Happy Diabetic’, Best-Selling Author Robyn Carr, Stephanie Gaber PharmD, CDE, Diva Club Leader MaryAnn Nicolay BA, DTR and Jennifer Martsolf from Trigg Laboratories http://www.blogtalkradio.com/divatalkradio1/2013/09/24/the-mr-divabetic-show-with-autho-robyn-carr

Are Breast Cancer Survivors More Likely to Develop Diabetes?

October 2, 2013

breast-cancerThe study, published in Diabetologia, reports that survivors of breast cancer, who are post-menopausal, have a higher chance of developing diabetes from undergoing chemotherapy.

Scientists are becoming increasingly aware of an association between diabetes and cancer. Females with diabetes, for example, have a 20% chance of developing postmenopausal breast cancer. Other studies indicate that people with diabetes over the age of 60 are more likely to develop breast cancer, compared to their counterparts without diabetes.

Dr. Lorraine Lipscombe from Women’s College Hospital, Women’s College Research Institute, Toronto, ON, Canada) commented on the study’s finding:

“There is evidence of an association between diabetes and cancer, which may be due to risk factors common to both conditions.

One such risk factor is insulin resistance, which predisposes to both diabetes and many types of cancer – initially insulin resistance is associated with high insulin levels and there is evidence that high circulating insulin may increase the risk of cancer.  However, diabetes only occurs many years later when insulin levels start to decline – therefore it is possible that cancer risk occurs much earlier than diabetes in insulin-resistant individuals, when insulin levels are high.”

As more women survive breast cancer, it is becoming increasingly important to understand the long-term outcomes for survivors as they grow older.

Join Divabetic’s salute to breast cancer survivors living with diabetes and tune in this Tuesday, October 8, 2013, 6 PM, EST for Divabetic’s Diabetes Roundtable Inspired by Donna Summer podcast. We will be talking to healthcare professionals and breast cancer survivors living with diabetes about this topic throughout the podcast. Special guests include: Music Journalist Christian John Wikane, Patricia Addie Gentle RN, CDE, Neva White DNP, CRNP, CDE, Kathy Gold RN, CDE,  Poet Lorraine Brooks, Mama Rose Marie, CURE Thrift Shop owner Liz Wolff, and  Jana, who is a breast cancer survivor living with diabetes. PODCAST LINK: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/divatalkradio1/2013/10/08/diabetes-roundtable-inspired-by-donna-summer

LISTEN NOW:  Mr. Divabetic Show podcast featuring Chef Robert Lewis aka ‘The Happy Diabetic’, Best-Selling Author Robyn Carr, Stephanie Gaber PharmD, CDE, Diva Club Leader MaryAnn Nicolay BA, DTR and Jennifer Martsolf from Trigg Laboratories http://www.blogtalkradio.com/divatalkradio1/2013/09/24/the-mr-divabetic-show-with-autho-robyn-carr

Think Before You Pink

July 13, 2013

pink-ribbon_3Think Before You Pink, a project of Breast Cancer Action, launched in 2002 in response to the growing concern about the overwhelming number of pink ribbon products and promotions on the market. The campaign calls for more transparency and accountability by companies that take part in breast cancer fundraising, and encourages consumers to ask critical questions about pink ribbon promotions.

Breast Cancer Action is the watchdog of the breast cancer movement. We are able to tell the truth about the epidemic because we are the only national breast cancer organization that does not accept funding from entities that profit from or contribute to cancer, including the pharmaceutical industry.

LISTEN NOW: Diabetes Roundtable podcast Inspired by Esther Williams  #BlogTalkRadio  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/divatalkradio1/2013/07/09/diabetes-roundtable-inspired-by-esther-williams

Victoria’s Secret Developing Mastectomy Bras for Breast Cancer Survivors

February 5, 2013

img_page_expired_482x543After starting a petition with Change.org asking Victoria’s Secret to consider making mastectomy bras for breast cancer survivors, Allana Maiden‘s voice has been heard by the lingerie giant.

Maiden, whose mother is a breast cancer survivor, was contacted by Victoria’s Secret after her petition garnered more than 120,000 signatures.

The 27-year-old and her mom met with Tammy Roberts Myers, a rep for the company, to discuss the idea.

After the meeting, Maiden said:

“We didn’t really know what to expect going in. She had been really nice on the phone when I had talked to her before, and she seemed really interested in my ideas, so I kind of thought it would continue to go that way, but I wasn’t really expecting it to go that high.”

Apparently, Victoria’s Secret has already begun researching how to go about making a mastectomy bra and they also have plans to fly Maiden and her mom to their HQ in Columbus, Ohio to meet with developers.

A spokesman for the company said:

“We celebrate those who champion the fight against breast cancer. Victoria’s Secret and our parent company, Limited Brands, have been dedicated to helping eradicate this disease and have committed $10s of millions to cancer research. Ultimately, we are working towards celebrating the day when breast cancer is a thing of the past. In the meantime, we are listening and learning to understand if there are additional ways for our company to continue to extend its support.”

Are You Wearing the Right Bra? Bra Fitting Advice from Divabetic: http://youtu.be/6VVH4-rT3yQ

Serve, Taste or Trash! Food Game at Making Strides Walk 2012 with Mr Divabetic

Let’s Talk About Sex!  Here’s a sneak peak of  Divabetic’s upcoming ‘Love On A Two Way Street’ free outreach program focused on ‘Sexual Health & Diabetes’ and presented at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital on Sat., Feb, 9, 2013

TUNE IN: Free to Diabetes Roundtable podcast Inspired by Rihanna with guests: Neva White DNP, CRNP, CDE, Connie Frazier RD, CDE, Patricia Addie-Gentle RN, CDE, author Elsie Spruill, poet Lorraine Brooks, hairstylist and makeup artist Charlene Wilson, Mama Rose Marie and Allison from Jersey City, NJ living with diabetes http://www.blogtalkradio.com/divatalkradio1/2013/01/08/diabetes-roundtable-inspired-by-rihanna

 ‘Movie Girl Workouts’ with Mr. Divabetic and fitness expert, Katherine Adamenko

Experience Mr. Divabetic’s wellness with a wow programming in Tucson, AZ, Santa Clara, CA, Philadelphia, PA, Savannah, GA and Bethesda, MD in 2013. Get more details at www.divabetic.org

Why You Should ‘Eat Your Vegetables’ If You Have Breast Cancer

February 4, 2013

17544075.cmsIt looks like wearing a ‘FRUIT SUIT’ to encourage people to eat more fruits and vegetable is a smart idea according to a new study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

The new study reports that including lots of nutrient-rich vegetables in your diet is associated with a decreased risk of a specific type of breast cancer,  The researchers analyzed the women’s fruit and vegetable consumption as well as their breast cancer development — along with their type of breast cancer — throughout the years.

The researchers reported an association between higher vegetable intake and a decreased risk of estrogen receptor-negative breast cancer. The association between fruit consumption and estrogen receptor-negative breast cancer was not statistically significant, though.

However, in an accompanying editorial, experts from the University of Arizona Cancer Center pointed out that merely an association was noted, and other health behaviors could play a major role in the decreased risk of this breast cancer subtype.

SERVE, TASTE or TRASH! Food Game at Making Strides Walk 2012 with Mr Divabetic

Let’s Talk About Sex!  Here’s a sneak peak of  Divabetic’s upcoming ‘Love On A Two Way Street’ free outreach program focused on ‘Sexual Health & Diabetes’ and presented at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital on Sat., Feb, 9, 2013

TUNE IN: Free to Diabetes Roundtable podcast Inspired by Rihanna with guests: Neva White DNP, CRNP, CDE, Connie Frazier RD, CDE, Patricia Addie-Gentle RN, CDE, author Elsie Spruill, poet Lorraine Brooks, hairstylist and makeup artist Charlene Wilson, Mama Rose Marie and Allison from Jersey City, NJ living with diabetes http://www.blogtalkradio.com/divatalkradio1/2013/01/08/diabetes-roundtable-inspired-by-rihanna

 ‘Movie Girl Workouts’ with Mr. Divabetic and fitness expert, Katherine Adamenko

Experience Mr. Divabetic’s wellness with a wow programming in Tucson, AZ, Santa Clara, CA, Philadelphia, PA, Savannah, GA and Bethesda, MD in 2013. Get more details at www.divabetic.org

Diabetes Risk May Increase After Breast Cancer

January 7, 2013

16394539.cmsSome women who survive breast cancer may be more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes, say Ontario doctors who suggest prevention and screening for the metabolic disease.

Knowing that women with diabetes have a higher risk of postmenopausal breast cancer than those without diabetes, researchers set out to explore the reverse: are breast cancer survivors more likely to develop diabetes?

Diabetes specialist Dr. Lorraine Lipscombe of Women’s College Research Institute in Toronto and her co-authors looked at the incidence of diabetes among women in Ontario aged 55 years or older diagnosed with early stage breast cancer compared with women the same age without breast cancer.

The women were followed for an average of six years for the study published in Wednesday’s issue of the journal Diabetologia, the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes.

“The increase in diabetes we saw was modest,” Lipscombe said.

“We certainly don’t think this means that breast cancer causes diabetes or that all breast cancer survivors are at higher risk of diabetes. Rather, this is a study that raises awareness of a potential association between the two conditions.”

The reasons why are unclear and more works needs to be done to determine which women who survive breast cancer could be at higher risk of getting diabetes, the researchers said.

“In the meantime, greater diabetes screening and prevention strategies among breast cancer survivors may be warranted,” the study’s authors concluded.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer  with Mr. Divabetic

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer with Mr. Divabetic

Diabetes & Exercise? What real women living with diabetes have to say about blood sugars, marathons and motivation with Mr. Divabetic 

TUNE INFree Diabetes Podcast Inspired by Anne Hathaway with guests: Neva White DNP, CRNP, CDE, Cheryl Marco CDE, Patricia Addie-Gentle RN, CDE, author Dr. Beverly S. Adler,  Mama Rose Marie and Lorraine from Long Island, NY living with diabetes

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/divatalkradio1/2012/12/11/diabetes-roundtable-inspired-by-anne-hathaway

The happy healthcare host, Mr. Divabetic rolls out the red tomato carpet at the 68th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.

Experience Mr. Divabetic’s wellness with a wow programming in Tucson, AZ, Santa Clara, CA, Philadelphia, PA, Savannah, GA and Bethesda, MD in 2013. Get more details at www.divabetic.org 

12 Divas Of Christmas: Nicki Minaj

December 19, 2012
12 Divas Of Christmas

12 Divas Of Christmas

Our tenth Diva of Christmas is Nicki Minaj. She’s the Barbie of Hip-Hop, complete with interchangeable wigs and all pink everything.Whether you’re Team Nicki or would rather send her and her gimmicks packing, you have to admit that as one of the lone females in mainstream rap she is holding her own with her multiple personalities and over the top, theatrical fashion sense. Nicki Minaj draws inspiration from everything from Barbie to the Harajuku girls. She combines influences calling herself the “Harajuku Barbie” and her love of pink is reflected in her clothes, nails and wig colors.

Nicki Minaj rose to prominence when she released her debut album, Pink Friday, in 2010, peaking at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200 and being certified Platinum by Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) a month after its release. She’s the first female solo artist to have seven singles on the Billboard Hot 100  at the same time. Her seventh single,“Super Bass” has since been certified quadruple-platinum by the RIAA, and has sold more than four million copies, becoming one of the best-selling singles in the United States.

ON THE SHOW:  Mr. Divabetic hosts this thirty minute whirlwind of PINK which includes a ‘Breast Cancer & Diabetes’ Hot Topics discussion, Bra-Fitting and Shapwear Advice, our popular Dining Out With A Dietitian segment at Pink’s Hotdog Stand in LA, a Diabetes Numerology Puzzle with a Titanic twist and a Mother Your Diabetes commentary. We’re also raising awareness for Domestic Violence. Guests include the Charlie’s Angels of Outreach: Connie Frazier RD, CDE, Kathy Gold RN, CDE, Catherine Schuller, Connie Elder and Mama Rose Marie. The program’s special guest is Leola C., from Grand Rapids, MI living with type 1 diabetes. Don’t get down, Get DIVA!

LISTEN NOW: 12 Divas Of Chrstmas: Nicki Minaj http://www.blogtalkradio.com/divatalkradio1/2012/10/09/diabetes-roundtable-inspired-by-nicki-minaj

TUNE INFree Diabetes Podcast Inspired by Anne Hathaway  with guests: Neva White DNP, CRNP, CDE, Cheryl Marco CDE, Patricia Addie-Gentle RN, CDE, author Dr. Beverly S. Adler,  Mama Rose Marie and Lorraine from Long Island, NY living with diabetes

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/divatalkradio1/2012/12/11/diabetes-roundtable-inspired-by-anne-hathaway

Mr. Divabetic plays his nutrition game, Serve, Taste or Trash! in Central Park

The happy healthcare host, Mr. Divabetic rolls out the red tomato carpet at the 68th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.

Experience Mr. Divabetic’s wellness with a wow programming in Tucson, AZ, Santa Clara, CA, Philadelphia, PA, Savannah, GA and Bethesda, MD in 2013. Get more details at www.divabetic.org 

Wednesday’s World Premiere Video: Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

December 12, 2012

2012_Finish_Line_at_Worcestesr_Making_StridesThe happy healthcare host, Mr. Divabetic salutes breast cancer survivors living with diabetes by rolling out the red tomato carpet at the 2012 American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in Central Park, NY.

The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk unites communities to celebrate people who have battled breast cancer, educate people about ways to reduce their risk, and brings us all one step closer to a cure and new treatments. Since 1993, nearly 7 million walkers have raised more than $400 million to help fight breast cancer by participating in non-competitive, 3- to 5-mile events.

Mr. Divabetic plays his nutrition game, Serve, Taste or Trash! with New Yorkers in Central Park to hilarious results. In the game, you’re given three choices of fruits and vegetables. You must decide which one you’d serve, which one you’d taste and which one you’d trash.

Before you decide to “trash” a veggie for good, why not try to eat it raw? Raw veggies can be more appetizing than their cooked counterparts to people who aren’t crazy about vegetables. The flavors of raw veggies can be milder than those of cooked ones. And the texture is crispy, rather than mushy. Let Mr. Divabetic inspire you to eat more fruits and vegetables.

Original music by Douglas Clay: http://www.douglasclaymusic.com

TUNE IN: Free Diabetes Podcast Inspired by Anne Hathaway  with guests: Neva White DNP, CRNP, CDE, Cheryl Marco CDE, Patricia Addie-Gentle RN, CDE, author Dr. Beverly S. Adler,  Mama Rose Marie and Lorraine from Long Island, NY living with diabetes

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/divatalkradio1/2012/12/11/diabetes-roundtable-inspired-by-anne-hathaway

The happy healthcare host, Mr. Divabetic rolls out the red tomato carpet at the 68th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.

Experience Mr. Divabetic’s wellness with a wow programming in Tucson, AZ, Santa Clara, CA, Philadelphia, PA, Savannah, GA and Bethesda, MD in 2013. Get more details at www.divabetic.org 

Moderate Exercies Lowers Breast Cancer Risk in Women Living with Diabetes

October 8, 2012
Divabetic FallA new study suggests that women with diabetes mellitus type 2 may reduce their risk for breast cancer if they do moderate physical exercise often.
Physical exercise is good for the health and it’s linked to reduced risk for many types of chronic diseases including cancer, diabetes mellitus, metabolic syndrom, and heartdisease among others.
Torres-Mejía G of National Institute of Public Health, Center for Population Health Research in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico and colleagues conducted the study and found  diabetes mellitus was linked to increased risk of breast cancer, but moderate physical exercise was associated with reduced risk in diabetic women.
The study of 1000 incident cases of diabetes mellitus and 1,074 controls showed that the association between diabetes mellitus and breast cancer decreased as the load of moderately intense physical activity increased. Those having diabetes and a lower  load of physical exercise were nearly 5 times as likely as those who had diabetes, but had the highest load of moderate physical exercise to develop  breast cancer.
The researchers concluded “Moderate-intensity physical activity can substantially ameliorate the increased BC (breast cancer) risk in diabetic women.” By David Liu, PHD

TUNE IN: Diabetes Roundtable Inspired by Taylor Swift  on #BlogTalkRadio  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/divatalkradio1/2012/09/11/diabetes-roundtable-inspired-by-mystery-diva

DON’T MISS: Diabetes Roundtable Goes PINK! Mr. Divabetic salutes Breast Cancer Survivors living with diabetes with the Charlie’s Angels of Outreach, makeup artist Kiauna Hunt and Mama Rose Marie. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/divatalkradio1/2012/10/09/diabetes-roundtable-inspired-by-nicki-minaj

REGISTER NOW:  Don’t miss our largest free diabetes outreach event of the year, Divabetic – Makeover Your Diabetes,  promoting a diva attitude for living well with diabetes. Our goal is to make every woman feel more beautiful inside and out through the help of a team of certified diabetes educators, registered dietitians, and beauty and fashion experts.

Saturday, October 13, 2012, 11 AM – 4 PM

Jefferson Alumni Hall , First Floor Eakins Lounge 10th and Locust Streets

Philadelphia, PA 19107

FREE ADMISSION

Register: 1-800-JEFF-NOW

Look who’s on the red tomato carpet with Mr. Divabetic at Plus Night Out -NYC

Meet Mr. Divabetic on his quest to glamorize good health at Divabetic – Makeover Your Diabetes outreach event in Philadelphia, PA, the American Diabetes Association’s Diabetes Expo in Pittsburgh, PA  and the Taking Control Of  Your Diabetes Conferences & Health Fairs in San Diego, CA and Austin, TX.

For sponsorship opportunities and upcoming outreach event details visit:  www.divabetic.org and Divabetic’s Facebook’s Group and Fan pages.


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